May be they haven't tasted victory in the final, as far as this tournament goes, but that doesn't rule out the fact that they can't be a threat. Thrice, have they been close to the trophy, but failed to make it to the final.
This time heading under a new skipper, Pakistan is confident that they can bring home the trophy and that they do have the ability to do so.
Former white-ball skipper Azhar Ali is back to the squad after missing out on the Caribbean series, however the older of the Akmal brothers, Kamran, couldn't make it to the 15-member squad.
Off late, even Umar was announced unfit for the tournament by chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq. Haris Sohail has been announced as his replacement.
ICC ODI ranking: 8
Coach: Mickey Arthur
Pakistan ICC Champions Trophy 2017 squad: Sarfraz Ahmed(c & wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fahim Ashraf , Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Haris Sohail, Wahab Riaz, Fakhar Zaman
Players to watch out for: Sarfraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Azhar Ali
Best Performance: Semi-finalists in 2000, 2004, 2009